STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. lawmakers show support for fracking
BISMARCKNorth Dakota is going on the defense to protect the states oil industry.
A committee of state lawmakers unanimously approved a bill Thursday that declares that hydraulic fracturing is an acce... Posted on 1/20/11 at 6:11 PM
When I was a teen, a friend and I drove coast-to-coast, touring our national parks. What I remember from that 1977 road trip is rolling across endless, wild, empty, unspoiled public and private lands on the way to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Zion.
At least 40 people have been arrested in Winona during a protest of frack sand mining. Protesters gathered at an intersection Monday and then walked to the commercial harbor and a sand processing plant on Winona's west end.
After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the oil industry and environmentalists have achieved something extraordinary in Illinois: They sat down together to draft regulations both sides could live with.
Not so long ago, fracking was a technical term little known beyond the energy industry. Now it’s coming to Hollywood, as the fierce battle between environmentalists and oil firms is played out in several forthcoming films.
Joshua Schneyer and Edward McAllister
, December 29, 2012
A proposed rail shipping hub for sand used by the oil and natural gas industries took a major step forward when the Wabasha City Council rejected a request to commission a study on the environmental risks that the sand and hundreds of trucks a day would bring to the Wabash, Minn.
Texas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico and North Dakota all require disclosure of chemicals used in fracking, but they leave it up to energy companies to determine what chemicals can be labeled trade secrets.
Ben Elgin, Benjamin Haas and Phil Kuntz
, December 01, 2012
The legislation recognizes that states have a long record of effectively regulating oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, with good environmental stewardship.
And it works with the EPA to make sure that the rules for hydraulic fracturing are certain, effective and fair.
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